|International Human Rights - LAWS8181|
This course involves a study of the fundamental legal principles and institutions of international human rights, through the medium of contemporary human rights concerns. The course begins with an examination of the human rights framework in international law and the mechanisms for enforcing human rights including consideration of the position of the United Nations in this era of reform. The course also focuses on gross human rights violations and the responsibility of the international community to protect, terrorism, globalisation, and discrimination law among other contemporary topics. This course is part of a general offering of human rights and social justice topics within the UNSW Law School and aims to provides students with an introductory approach to select human rights issues.
This course is also available to students undertaking relevant postgraduate non-law degree programs at UNSW, provided such enrolment is approved by the appropriate non-law Faculty.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
Aims of the course are:
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
Class participation 15%
(Performance and participation in class)
Short answer question 10%
(One 500 words max.)
Research essay 75%
(5,000 - 5,500 words )
Adam McBeth, Justine Nolan & Simon Rice, The Law of International Human Rights, OUP, 2011
Refer to Course Outline provided by lecturer at the beginning of the relevant semester.